Got Weeds? is a Vermont company that uses manual and non-synthetic control methods to eradicate, contain, or suppress non-native invasive plants. Click here to see the company’s sustainability considerations.
Got Weeds? was founded in 2011 on the notion that hard work does pay off when coupled with a pro-active, informed approach to understanding natural systems. The idea that fine-tuned ecosystems can be protected with vigilance, persistence, patience, education, humility, respect, and cooperation is central to the philosophy at Got Weeds?.
Owner Mike Bald has worked to protect sensitive areas from the negative effects of non-native invasive plants since 2003. Manual control methods ARE effective in many scenarios, but few people have documented their efforts through to completion. Mike has worked to control numerous plant species, including giant hogweed, Japanese knotweed, black swallow-wort, Japanese barberry, and wild parsnip. A goal of Got Weeds? is to demonstrate through careful documentation that proper planning and appropriate treatments can be successful without turning to the use of synthetic chemical products.
Got Weeds? is not a lawn care company, nor does it seek to re-direct the efforts of farmers who have found a workable balance with the weeds in their cultivated fields. Rather, Mike will work with landowners to control unwanted weeds, shrubs, and vines around field edges, yard borders, forested landscapes, and streamside areas. Frequently, it is a collection of several non-native invaders that are impacting an area, each species carrying its own growth characteristics, timing considerations, and control challenges. This underscores the importance of creating an invasive plant management plan to move your property closer to the condition you envision.
Contact Mike and feel free to send site photos if you have a particular question about your property.